The Laboratory Mill

848 South Fork Rd, Lincolnton, NC 28092 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About The Laboratory Mill

The Laboratory Mill, based out of Lincolnton, North Carolina, is an upscale waterside wedding event venue. Steeped in southern hospitality, this space will welcome you and your guests to a gorgeous event space that features an open floor, wooden beams, and beautiful views of the river, dam, and nature conservatory. The venue is also managed by a fantastic team of highly trained professionals who will work to make sure every last detail of your wedding event is unique and special.

Facilities and Capacity
With indoor seating for up to 450 guests, The Laboratory Mill is incredibly accommodating for large wedding gatherings. The ceremony space features unfinished wood beams, large open windows, and vaulted ceilings to provide guests with an open and inviting vibe. This space is also situated right next to the South Fork Catawba River which creates fabulous opportunities for wedding photography. There are also various spaces to host reception events, including the indoor space, the outdoor space that is situated next to gorgeous trees, and more. Let the rustic charm of The Laboratory Mill set the perfect backdrop for your special day.

Services Offered
The Laboratory Mill offers fabulous services to wedding couples with the reception site fee. The venue provides services for all types of wedding related events, including bridal showers, engagement parties, rehearsal dinners, and of course, wedding ceremonies and receptions. This fee includes access to a gorgeous bridal suite, setup and cleanup of the event, chairs, tables, and linens. Additionally, the price per person includes open bar services that are provided by an excellent bartender. You also have access to a long list of preferred vendors when you are planning your event. Additional services provided by the venue include:

  • Event planning services
  • Event rentals
  • Wireless Internet
  • Drapery
  • Parking
  • Wheelchair access


History
Steeped in history, The Laboratory Mill has undergone extensive renovations to bring it to its current glory. Initially called The Lincoln Cotton Factory between 1819 and 1835, this event space produced lots of material goods for the general public. The space even worked as a medicinal laboratory during the time of the Confederacy. Since that time, it has been renovated to host many fabulous wedding events with rustic elegance.

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65 Reviews for The Laboratory Mill

Recommended by 99% of couples


5.0 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 4.9
  • Value 4.9
  • Average response time 5.0

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    Kim Harris · Getting married on 10/02/2021

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    . Derek and Emily Thom's Wedding

    John and Cindy have the best staff ever. Sallianne and I could not have asked for a more perfect day for Emily and Derek. I have played piano for a few weddings over the years there as you know and it was so different being on the receiving side and having everything taken care of with such dedication and attention to all the details. I cannot say enough about how please we were. Mr. Kim H. Harris

    Sent on 03/25/2020
  • Emily

    Emily Thom · Getting married on 10/02/2021

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    The Laboratory Mill is an amazing, unique venue!

    We had a wonderful experience with The Laboratory Mill! We had both our rehearsal dinner and wedding ceremony/reception at the Mill and everything was perfect. The staff are so professional, knowledgeable, helpful, and easy to work with. The venue itself is beautiful and unique inside and out, with the SouthFork River behind it and the historic charm it makes for the most priceless photos. We could not be happier with our decision to choose The Laboratory Mill as our wedding venue!

    Sent on 04/22/2020

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WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner
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The Laboratory Mill FAQ

  • Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?
    Yes
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?
    $ 4200
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?
    $ 3200
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?
    No
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee?
    Bridal Suite
    Chairs
    Clean Up
    Linens
    Set Up
    Tables
  • What is the starting price per person for bar service?
    $ 17
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?
    Bartender(s)
    Limited Bar
  • Describe your venue:
    Banquet Hall
    Historic Building
    Waterfront
  • What kind of settings are available?
    Indoor
    Uncovered Outdoor
    Scenic Views
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
    Ceremony
    Reception
    Bridal Shower
    Engagement Party
    Rehearsal Dinner
  • What event services do you offer?
    Bar Services
    Clean Up
    Event Planner
    Event Rentals
    Get Ready Rooms
    Set Up
    Wifi
  • What bar services do you provide?
    Bartender(s)
    Champagne Toast
    Liquor License
    Open Bar
    Signature Drink
  • What event items are available?
    Chairs
    Dance Floor
    Drapery
    Tables
  • What food and beverage items are available?
    Linens
  • What transportation and access is available?
    Parking
    Wheelchair Access
  • What months are included in your peak season?
    March
    April
    May
    June
    July
    August
    September
    October
    November
    December
  • What months are included in your off-peak season?
    January
    February
    March

Professional Network & Endorsements

3 Endorsements

  • Queencity Photobooth Photo Booths

    A beautiful historical venue with a friendly and professional staff!

  • NLGlam Wedding Hair & Makeup

    This venue is gorgeous!! I have done multiple weddings here and you can't go wrong with this location. Everyone here is so nice and very helpful.

  • ATG Entertainment Wedding DJs

    ATG loves working here! Huge venue, very spacious which makes for a comfortable experience for your guests. The staff is awesome here!

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  • 848 South Fork Rd Lincolnton, North Carolina, 28092 See on map
    704-288-5733 (Phone number)
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The Laboratory Mill frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at The Laboratory Mill?

The Laboratory Mill includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:

  • Bridal Suite
  • Chairs
  • Clean Up
  • Linens
  • Set Up
  • Tables

At The Laboratory Mill, what does the bar service starting price include?

The bar service starting price at The Laboratory Mill includes:

  • Bartender(s)
  • Limited Bar

What are the most important characteristics of The Laboratory Mill in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by The Laboratory Mill for wedding events is known for:

  • Banquet Hall
  • Historic Building
  • Waterfront

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at The Laboratory Mill for wedding events?

The Laboratory Mill offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:

  • Indoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
  • Scenic Views

What kind of wedding events does The Laboratory Mill offer?

The Laboratory Mill offers the following types of wedding events:

  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does The Laboratory Mill offer for wedding events?

The Laboratory Mill offers the following services for wedding events:

  • Bar Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Set Up
  • Wifi

What furniture and decorations does The Laboratory Mill have available for wedding events?

The Laboratory Mill offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:

  • Chairs
  • Dance Floor
  • Drapery
  • Tables

What percentage of users recommend The Laboratory Mill and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

The Laboratory Mill is recommended by 100% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 5.0, with the same score awarded for quality of service, flexibility, value, professionalism and average response time.